X Factor legend Honey G used lockdown to shed a whopping two stone – and is back on the dating scene as a result.
The 39-year-old rapper-cum-estate agent says she has regained her confidence, slimming from a size 18 to a size 12 in recent months.
Putting it down to running, yoga and taking part in triathlons, Honey – real name Anna Georgette Gilford – is now on the hunt for a girlfriend.
Trim: X Factor legend Honey G used lockdown to shed a whopping two stone – and is back on the dating scene as a result
‘The weight loss has definitely given me the confidence to put myself out there,’ she said in a chat with the The Daily Star. ‘I’ve always had a bit of a complex about my weight and now I can shop in the likes of Topshop and Miss Selfridge.
‘The weight loss is making me feel better about myself and it’s nice to wear something more revealing and sexy and know I can strut my thing.’
Honey – who appeared on The X Factor in 2016 and, although failing to win, enjoyed a brief stint under Simon Cowell’s SyCo record label – revealed that she ‘has not quite found what I’m looking for’ despite dabbling in romance during lockdown.
‘I am of course looking for a woman who is attractive but also someone that I can have intelligent conversation with and share my sporting interests with too,’ she said, describing her ideal woman.
Sport-G! The 39-year-old rapper-cum-estate agent says she has regained her confidence, slimming from a size 18 to a size 12 in recent months
On the hunt: Putting it down to running, yoga and taking part in triathlons, Honey – real name Anna Georgette Gilford – is now on the hunt for a girlfriend
It seems Honey is hooked on exercise these days, factoring it into what she wants from a girlfriend.
She runs 18-20 km a week, has a spinning bike a home and takes on guided home workouts.
Slimmed down: The impressive two stone weight loss was down to Honey overhauling her fitness regime in lockdown
She recently shared a glimpse of her new physique in a skintight leotard after completing a triathlon, which consisted of a 750m swim, 20km cycle and a 5km run.
She told The Daily Star that after struggling to commit to a diet, she decided to overhaul her fitness regime during lockdown after failing to maintain her previous weight loss.
Honey has embraced virtual spinning classes, running and open-water swimming sessions to help her shed two stone, along with Hatha Yoga classes.
Transformed: The singer showed off her new look after completing a charity triathlon (pictured before her weight loss in 2016)
Slimmed down: Honey said that after struggling to commit to a diet, she decided to overhaul her fitness regime during lockdown after failing to maintain her previous weight loss
She explained: ‘Lockdown has proved to me that doing lots of exercise can make you lose weight.
‘I went to see a top obesity specialist and a dietician in the past and I was trying to lose weight by changing my diet but during lockdown I combined changing my diet and doing a large amount of exercise.
‘I’ve been probably doing more exercise in lockdown than I have in my whole life.’
Back in 2018, Honey revealed she’d lost a stone in two months after embracing a low-carb diet.
Speaking to The Sun, the rapper admitted she’s been desperate to lose weight for a ‘really long time,’ and has already started to see a difference on her stomach and legs.
‘One day hopefully I’ll be able to put a bikini hopefully,’ she said. ‘At the moment I still don’t feel like I can wear a bikini because I’m not confident enough.
‘But I still thinner than I was and I feel more confident in my body and when I’m walking around, getting in the pool, getting out of the pool.’
Superstar: She first rose to prominence after competing on The X Factor in 2016, and divided viewers with her unique performance style
Back in 2018, Honey revealed that she decided to ditch her musical persona and pursue a career as an estate agent.
But weeks later, she announced she’d been fired from her new job for being ‘too famous.’
She told The Sun: ‘They didn’t realise how famous I am… My boss had told me that he was expecting me to give up my music career, which I am obviously not prepared to do.
‘Music is my love and passion, and my ambitions are about being a worldwide music artist. I had no intention of being an estate agent long term. I was hoping that a big opportunity for my music career would come in. I do believe I belong on stage.’
Changes: Back in 2018, Honey revealed that she decided to ditch her musical persona and pursue a career as an estate agent, but she was fired weeks later for being ‘too famous’